29. Somerset Street <1>
July 18. 1842.
In reply to yours of the 14th <2> I beg to say that I have often thought of the subject of granting licenses, <3> and teaching the parties taking them for the provinces; and think it a great pity you do not decide upon the mode of doing it. If I undertake the management of the business and the teaching it would be on the condition of receiving a third of the price paid; I should advertise freely in the provincial papers and would undertake to be at a third of that expense I should stipulate for the certainty of not being directly or indirectly the means of imparting any instruction to any one practising in or near London. or, if I were paid for instruction in a sum separate from that paid for the license, it would be at the same rate, namely, half the price paid for the license. It would be difficult to find parties in ones own circle of acquaintance who would undertake to practise in provincial towns, and troublesome to attend to the Accounts I therefore think it would be by far the best plan to receive a sum of money
I remaim Dear Sir Yours very Truly
I have had two applications for licenses since I saw you here.
2. Letter not located.
3. License to practise the Calotype process.